The Longest Straw

The Longest Straw

In the feature-length film The Longest Straw, director Samantha Bode and crew will spend seventy days backpacking the 338 mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, including the Mono Extension.As they trek, they will speak with historians, community leaders and residents of Los Angeles, the Owens Valley and Mono Basin to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of water importation on ecology, economy, and society, as well as the future of local water sources for Los Angeles. The Longest Straw is a film which draws a connection between the water that supports a city and that water's source. California is currently suffering the worst drought the state has seen since record-keeping began over a century ago. Los Angeles is one of the top cities in America for water conservation, yet statewide outdoor watering restrictions and two declarations of drought emergency by Governor Brown go unnoticed by many Angelenos. Swimming pools are brimming, driveways are power washed, and automobiles sparkle in the Southern California sun while 28 communities in the state are at risk of going dry, and three of its largest reservoirs are only at 30 percent capacity. The Longest Straw aims to heighten Angelenos' awareness that the water sources they draw from are shared by various communities throughout the state of California and beyond, and the only way to a sustainable water future is through more local water sources.

Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
History, Adventure, Documentary
Director
Samantha Bode
Writer
Angela Jorgensen, Samantha Bode
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about history «The Longest Straw» (16)

Julia Santos avatar
Julia Santos

good story line I really enjoyed

Nicole S. avatar
Nicole S.

I really loved this movie i think it is definitely worth the money and time in my opinion

Carl L. avatar
Carl L.

Certainly one of the finest movies I have seen for quite some time. Exquisite direction and flawless acting make this a very entertaining and often moving film.

Michelle B. avatar
Michelle B.

A simple movie done really, really well.

Thomas M. avatar
Thomas M.

It was a decent movie that had Adventure. I enjoyed it.

Theresa Wood avatar
Theresa Wood

This movie was actually quite good. I will watch it again in the near future to admire all the details.

Grace avatar
Grace

One of the greatest films ever made. Please do not watch it on TV because Samantha Bode tuned the editing in such a precise way that simply pausing for a commercial break can literally affect the way your brain processes this masterpiece.

Anna avatar
Anna

had no idea what to expect but i loved it.

Brittany T. avatar
Brittany T.

If you have not seen this film just take the time to watch it and just take in the amazing story and the incredible performances turned in by the cast!

Diana R. avatar
Diana R.

Dazzlingly brilliant! Just Check it out! I have to say that this is an extremely well-made film I really like.